BENEFITING: GREG HILL FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: GREG HILL FOUNDATION
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
Thank you for checking out my page!! I am so excited and honored to be running for the Greg Hill Foundation. This is a local foundation started by Greg Hill, the morning show host for WAAF radio station. They give immediate assistance to those struck by tragedy. They call out to all the loyal listeners to donate and then match donations to increase the money that is given. I really believe that their actions and dedication to helping those in need make a profound statement that as a community working together, anything is possible.
The Boston Marathon 2017 will be my first Boston but my 7th marathon. I didn't start running until I was 39. At the time one of my new friends asked me to run this crazy 200+ mile race called Reach the Beach. I remember telling her that although it really sounded fun, I was a smoker, for 20+ years, and definitely NOT a runner, so it probably wasn't a good idea! But that conversation got me thinking. A LOT. So for once in my life I decided I was going to quit smoking and start running. Yes, I laughed at that idea too! Especially when I would "run" on the treadmill for 20 min and then immediately have a smoke! Well with a little determination ( and chantix for 10 days) I quit smoking Nov 24 2012. I continued to run and was surprised to learn that I actually liked it. I was so proud of myself for quitting, and probably a tad delirious from running, that I signed up for and ran my first marathon in DC four months after kicking the habit. I was 6 minutes off qualifying for Boston. Now I was on a mission. Running became my new habit and I was determined to qualify for the Boston Marathon. That goal was accomplished at the Maine Coast Marathon in May of 2016.
So now I have a new goal. Raising money for those affected by unforseen circumstances. Being able to give back to the local people and community. To make a difference.
Thank you for taking the time to read this! If you are able to donate, in any amount, it will be greatly appreciated.
GREG HILL FOUNDATION wrote -
The Greg Hill Foundation is Proud to have an amazing set of runners on this year's 2016 Boston Marathon Team. These dedicated individuals will be raising money to help support The Greg Hill Foundation's Mission. To celebrate 20 years on the air at WAAF in Boston, Greg Hill formed a foundation in June of 2010 that would respond to the immediate needs of families that had been touched by tragedy. Feeling a strong obligation to communities that had supported his radio show, he wanted to create a foundation that would be able to harness his incredibly generous media audience and that would be able to assist in a tragic time at a moments notice. Since its inception we have donated over $1,000,000 to local families in need. Help Us Help Others in their time of need!